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    Default 430702 - Unaccounted airmen - 2-7-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Clifford E. BOZWORTH - 1319795 - age 22, aqnd
    LAC William G. GIBSON - 1054250.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    LAC James A. MACDONALD - 948318 - 620 Sqn (Chedburgh, Suffolk).

    C - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    Sgt (WOp) William S.H. MENZIES - 919401.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Magister I - L5947 - 44 Sqn - flew into ground Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire (or was the accident date 2-7-19"40"; see my thread "400702 - Unaccounted airman - 2-7-1940").
    Beaufort II - AW382 - 5 (C)OTU - overshot landing at night Long Kesh.
    Oxford I - MP281 - 6 (P)AFU - flew into ground Moreton-in-Marsh (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] K.B. ANSTALL - 1509442).

    E - It is known that this day a 1,000 lb bomb exploded on a trolly at Lissett, Yorkshire, and have names of following casualties on file, all assigned to 158 Sqn:
    Cpl Leslie T. FIELDING - 1079323 (commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial);
    AC1 Jack E. LAUCOCK - 1696963 (commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial);
    AC2 Robert G. MILLS - 1030747;
    AC1 William MITHAN - 1085812;
    AC1 Lewis D. MOORE - 1665709 - age 33, and
    AC1 Kenneth D. TAYLOR - 1131423.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Bozworth,22, registered at Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Gibson, 21, registered at Barrow, Lancashire
    MacDonald,31, registered at Newmarket, Suffolk
    Menzies,25, registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    All of those in your Lissett incident were registered at Buckrose, E Yorkshire. Laucock is spelled Laycock on the register and Moore's age is given as 35
    Regards
    Dick
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    Wow, I just had a look at this one and couldn't get the picture out of my mind of erks meeting their end this way. Horrible. And it looks like two of them were so badly damaged there wasn't enough to bury hence their being listed on the Runnymede Memorial. Am I surmising correctly?
    Last edited by dfuller52; 28th September 2010 at 20:04. Reason: spelling
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    Hi Henk

    According to Chorley Macdonald was on Stirling III, BK724 QS-Y which collided with EF394 during a fighter affiliation exercise.

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    Thanks friends for your much appreciated help.

    Henk.

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    kenneth Boardman ASTALL is registered in North Cotswold distirct, just for the record.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Henry Boice Whitman R 215252, he died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Quebec, of an acute intestinal obstruction

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    Default Re: WAAF Sub unit upgrades

    Joan Constance Breedon 2063174 attached to 39 MU

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Clifford Edwin Bozworth 1319795 , attached to Number 7 FIS , was admitted seriously ill to RAF hospital Wroughton on 28 June where he died of tuberculosis meningitis

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